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à plus tardInterjection employée à la fin d’une rencontre, d’un dialogue, d’une conversation.Rate it:

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à tout à l’heureSe dit à la fin d’une conversation dont les locuteurs savent qu’ils vont se retrouver un peu plus tard.Rate it:

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à touteSe dit à la fin d’une conversation dont les locuteurs savent qu’ils vont se retrouver un peu plus tard ou presque immédiatement.Rate it:

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able to get a word in edgewiseAble to participate in the conversation; able to interrupt another person's monologue.Rate it:

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against the grainTo sand or plane a piece of wood parallel or nearly parallel to the fibers such that splinters forming ahead of the tool originate below the cutting surface.Rate it:

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all kidding asideUsed to attempt to make a serious point in a jocular conversation.Rate it:

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au coinInjonction d'un professeur à un élève de s'infliger une punition consistant à se tenir debout contre le mur, face à un coin de la pièce.Rate it:

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belly-up to the barFriendly invitation to individual to 'join the group for libation and conversationRate it:

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big gunA large-caliber artillery piece.Rate it:

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big talkMajor topic of conversation; current gossip.Rate it:

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break offTo remove a piece from a whole by breaking or snapping.Rate it:

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break upOf a telephone conversation, to cease to be understandable because of a bad connection.Rate it:

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brickbatA piece of brick used as a weapon, especially if thrown, or placed in something like a sock and used as a club.Rate it:

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bridgeThe piece, on string instruments, that supports the strings from the sounding board.Rate it:

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bucket of boltsA piece of machinery that is not worth more than its scrap value, often of old cars.Rate it:

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butt in To join a conversation or situation in which one is not welcome or invited; to interject Rate it:

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cheat outTo face or turn toward the audience more than would be natural, for instance in a staged conversation.Rate it:

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chicken filletUsed other than as an idiom: A piece of chicken breast meat.Rate it:

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chicken filletA piece of rubber or silicone placed in a woman's bra under the breast to increase apparent size and/or create more cleavage.Rate it:

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chime inTo talk; to join in conversation or discussion.Rate it:

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chocolate hot doga piece of faecesRate it:

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coffee talkInformal conversation among friends or acquaintances, of the kind that occurs in a casual gathering where people sit together and drink coffee.Rate it:

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collect one's thoughtsTo become mentally composed, especially after being distressed, surprised, or disoriented; to become calm or organized in one's emotional state or thinking, as in preparation for a conversation, speech, decision, etc.Rate it:

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conversation pieceinteresting objectRate it:

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coser y cantarA piece of cakeRate it:

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do upTo fasten a piece of clothing.Rate it:

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do you come here oftenA common phrase for initiating conversation with a stranger, especially one for seeking romantic involvement.Rate it:

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drag something outDelay a decision by dragging, stretching, extending the conversation by injecting incidentals or humdrum history/misinformation/disproved calculations and extrapolations:Rate it:

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draw a blankTo be unable to produce a required piece of information.Rate it:

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duck soupEasy, or a piece of cake.Rate it:

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ear tunnelA piece of jewelry that fits into a stretched earlobe hole and makes it seem like a peephole and makes it see-through.Rate it:

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era só o que me faltavaliterally: “ was the only missing piece for me/ was just what I was missing.” either expresses impatience towards yet another misfortune or expresses disbelief towards an absurd statement: “give me a break!”Rate it:

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etc.And so on: used to note that the rest of a list or piece of information has been left out on the assumption that it is similar or already known.Rate it:

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facts on the groundA euphemism, similar to fait accompli, used as an oblique way of saying that discussions over the possession of a given piece of territory has been rendered moot by the presence of military forces.Rate it:

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get a bit worked up!To become excited, alarmed, frightened over a situation, conversation, scenario.Rate it:

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get a word in edgewiseTo break into or participate in a conversation.Rate it:

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get bentUsed to dismiss a person or what they are saying, and end the conversation.Rate it:

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get offTo stop using a piece of equipment.Rate it:

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give somebody a piece of one's mindTo express one's opinion strongly; to voice one's disagreement or dissatisfaction.Rate it:

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give someone a piece of one's mindTo express one's opinion strongly; to voice one's disagreement or dissatisfaction, especially with another person; to scold or rebuke someone.Rate it:

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hatchet jobA treatment which serves primarily to disparage its subject; a piece of criticism which aims to destroy a reputation.Rate it:

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have one's cake and eat it tooTo seek to have two things which are mutually incompatible (such as eating a piece of cake and yet still possessing that piece for future use).Rate it:

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hay ropa tendidasomeone is within earshot; someone might be listening in to the conversationRate it:

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heart to heartA sincere, serious, or personal conversation.Rate it:

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hit piecea published article or post aiming to sway public opinion by presenting false or biased information in a way that appears objective and truthful.Rate it:

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hold that thoughtTo pause in a conversation for an interruption.Rate it:

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hold that thought a momentIn conversation which flows rapidly and is complicated or heavily detailed, one' may be asked to retain the just spoken remark so as to avoid confusion and loss of reasoned progress in the matter at hand.Rate it:

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how long is a piece of stringUsed as a response to a question such as "How long will it take?" or "How big is it?" when the length or size is unknown, infinite, or variable.Rate it:

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ice cubeAny small piece of ice used for cooling drinks, larger than crushed ice, regardless of their shape.Rate it:

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it's a piece of cakeEasily accomplished, nothing to itRate it:

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